Covid-19 and Venture Capital Journal – a brief note from the editor

We think it’s crucial that we maintain a close dialogue at this time, to understand people’s thinking on how the industry can best deal with the crisis, share best practices and draw on their feedback.

Dear loyal VCJ reader:

Owing to covid-19, the world is going through a period of great difficulty. It is a worrying time for us all.

Here at Venture Capital Journal, we feel it is also a time when we have an important contribution to make. In this crisis, arguably more than ever, our role as journalists, researchers, analysts and chroniclers covering your industry is to report on how the current situation is changing the dynamic, to contribute to everyone’s understanding of the issues arising, and to provide you with hard-to-find insight about what everyone out there is doing right now to help weather the storm as best they can.

Our job is to keep you informed, track the news and analyze the trends that matter, and support your decision-making over the coming weeks and months.

To be able to do this, we’ve put our business processes on a resiliency footing to make sure we can withstand the operational pressures we’re faced with. Our first concern is of course for our employees, and we’re following the best government advice available to safeguard everyone’s well-being.

Working from home, which was first enacted by our Hong Kong colleagues at the beginning of the outbreak, is now a key plank of our plan of action globally. We will deploy it as productively as possible until further notice.

Thanks to the robustness of our technology stack, we can also ensure that our digital publishing platform and email services remain fully fit for purpose. You can access venturecapitaljournal.com and our e-newsletters from any device and wherever you happen to be via the usual log-in process.

We also expect to carry on printing and distributing the magazine and its forthcoming special supplements as usual. And, in due course, we will update you about our conference activities, which we are currently on standby and ready to resume as soon as the crisis dissipates.

Throughout this challenging period, the VCJ editorial team, our colleagues across the other platforms and our researchers will be making every effort to connect and communicate with as many readers, sources and industry contacts as possible, to the best of our ability.

We think it’s crucial that we maintain a close dialogue at this time to understand people’s thinking on how the industry can best deal with the crisis, share best practices and draw on their feedback on the value of our coverage to help us fine tune.

I’d be delighted to hear from you personally with any suggestions as to where we should be focusing our reporting efforts. We’d value your input enormously. We’re open to publishing guest articles on relevant subjects also, which might be another reason for you to get in touch.

Please feel free to contact me directly on agoldfisher@buyoutsinsider.com. I’m also happy to take a call or talk with you over video.

Thank you for reading, your continued engagement and your trust in us.

Sincerely,

Alastair Goldfisher

Editor, Venture Capital Journal